More than 140 curlers under age 21 took part in the USCA Summer Junior Camp in July at the Four Seasons Curling Club in Blaine, Minn. Junior camp continues to be popular summer event

at the Four Seasons Curling Club in Blaine, Minn. While at camp, campers get a general review of key curling components:


sweeping, delivery, line of sight, hack set up, weight, team building, nutri- tion for competitive curlers, basic to advanced strategy and much more! Tis camp is designed for campers 11-20 years of age. Instruction is led by volunteer USCA certified instructors and coaches.

All of our instructors have been handpicked to instruct by the camp di- rectors and have passed the USOC Safesport Background screening. Tis camp also enlists Olympic athletes to instruct at camp. Camp is divided into three divisions. Gold Division starts a day earlier than the Silver/ Bronze Divisions. Te Gold Division is for curlers who have curled competitively at state

or national playdowns. (USCA affiliated event; State high school playdowns do not count as a USCA event.) Tis camp is designed for playdown teams however, it’s not a requirement to bring a team to be in this division. Tis is a selection-based camp and teams do get first preference when applying. Te Silver Division is for those who play at the club level and would like

to eventually play-down but do not have the experience to do so. In this division we spend more time working on those important curling funda- mentals like hack set-up, sweeping, balance and line of sight. Anyone can apply for this division; however, we ask that you have at least two years of solid on-ice experience. Te Bronze Division is for campers who play at the club level only, have

not seen much ice time (under two years), or are of a younger age (11-12). Check the USA Curling website next spring for information regarding

the 30th edition of this camp and other opportunities, such as the Arizona Junior Camp. Q

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Camp instructor Lori Kawleski (above) interacts with campers at the summer USCA Junior Curling Camp, which took place at the Four Seasons Curling Club in Blaine, Minn. Camp Director Dan Lieburn welcomes the campers.

ate July saw the conclusion of the 29th Junior Curling Camp, formerly known as the Wisconsin Junior Curling Camp, where around 140 curlers under age 21 took part in the three-day camp

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